Sometimes it is in retrospect that we find the hidden gems of meaning in why certain things happen in our lives. It is often like this in travel as well. Days, months, sometimes years after I have embarked on a journey, I come to know more fully what the real gift in that adventure was for me. But Paris.....Paris was not like this. In the exquisite richness and details of the streets of Paris, I was gifted with the blessing of gratitude; gratitude for all my life experiences up to now. I realized a lot about myself and about my life, and deepened my appreciation for the details of my life's journey. All in the backdrop of the beautiful details of Paris.
For me, the above watercolor is a celebration of just this. I enjoyed painting this door handle several times. When I fall in love with a subject I often paint it more than once. The second time I painted it, I enjoyed some of my new Daniel Smith watercolor tubes. (If you are an artist and would like to know the colors I used, simply message me). Something so simple as switching out some familiar colors with new ones, can lead to such excitement and renewed creativity in the studio. I highly recommend it to all painters!
I also wanted to share that I will be closing my open edition prints shop, to focus on offering originals, commissions, and limited editions. These are prints for sites throughout Italy, including Venice, Sicily, & Pompeii, and also Morocco & Spain. If you are interested in collecting watercolor prints of these sites, for your home, or as gifts the link to view is:
I may offer open edition prints again at some point, but for the foreseable future I will be saying farewell.
Also a reminder that I am currently offering gift wrapping for the holiday season, with your order, which may be purchased here.
Until next year, I wish you and yours a wonderful and most joyous holiday season! I will look forward to sharing more of my art and travels with you in the new year :~)